Country attributes which crosscut service sectors
Human Resources in Uruguay are highly competitive due to a combination of several factors, which include the high quality of basic, technical and university training, flexibility and ease of Uruguayan workers to adapt to new production processes or technologies. The Uruguayan workforce has been showing a steady increase in its ability to master other languages, in particular English.
Uruguay has the highest literacy rate in LATAM: 98%
The state guarantees free access to education, from preschool to university. 4.5% of the country's GDP is invested in education and 100% of high school students at the age of 15 have already completed at least 3 years of English and 2 of computer science.
Uruguay was a pioneer with the Ceibal Plan, the first program in the World to provide a laptop per child. This allowed the country to substantially reduce the digital gap in its society and empower future generations to face new employment challenges.
The State also subsidizes companies for the implementation of customized training programs for permanent or new staff members – Finishing Schools